Drupal Developers Day – October 27, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012 At Microsoft Philippines Ayala, Makati city (9:00 Am to 5:00pm) .

Registration Fee is 200.00


Code and Conquer: Cross Platform Development Workshop with Eqela – October 27, 2012


Globe Labs together with Job and Esther Technologies, invites you for a cross development workshop with Eqela on October 27. 

Eqela is a software platform that allows you to Build once, Compile to other languages, Deploy 100% native apps, and what is best is you can Reuse your codes again. 

Using Eqela enable you to develop native apps for a mobile platform (e.g. iOS), and use the same code to deploy natively to another mobile platform like Android, JavaME, Blackberry and with Mobile Web. 

Join us on the 27th October, Saturday, 9:00 AM at Corporate Showroom, Valero Telepark, Makati City. (Map). To reserve a seat, register at http://bit.ly/GL-Eqela-2012. This workshop is free from any registration fees; however, limited number participants can be accommodated. 

Beginnings The Wedding Expo – November 24, 2012

L7 Manila

Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Binangonan, Philippines

Beginnings The Wedding Expo

 Be part of the glossiest Wedding Expo in town as L7 Manila in partnership with Thunderbird Resorts brings you Beginnings – The Wedding Expo. It will be on Saturday, November 24, 2012, from 10am to 8pm at The Events Center of Thunderbird Resorts-Rizal.

Meet talented and skillfull suppliers who are all being challenged to show something new and unique, which will surely help make your Wedding more beautiful and memorable. At the same time, get a chance to tour around the picturesque Thunderbird Resorts-Rizal, making it the perfect venue for the Expo.

Visit: http://l7manila-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1

CODE-NGO 5th Congress (Public Registration) – November 21 – 23, 2012

CODE-NGO 5th Congress (Public Registration)

CODE-NGO 5th Congress (Public Registration)
Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO)
Quezon City, Philippines

Dear Colleague,

Join us at the CODE-NGO 5th Congress!  This event convenes more than 900 CSO leaders all over the country from our members and partner organizations on November 21-23, 2012 in Quezon City.
We organize the CODE-NGO Congress every 5 years, primarily to set the strategic direction of CODE-NGO and its 12 member networks for the next 5 years.  This year’s celebration also marks the end of our year-long celebration of our 20th year in development work.

Under the banner, “Breaking Barriers in Civil Society’s Constructive Engagement for Development”, we are staging the following events for the CODE-NGO 5th Congress:

  • November 22, Thursday, 8AM-5PM, Institute of Social Order, Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City – 5th Congress Simultaneous Learning Sessions on Participatory Local Governance, Developing Local Economy and Responding to Climate Change and Mitigating Risks
  • November 23, Friday, 7:30AM-5PM, UP Film Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City – 5th Congress Plenary Session.

Participation in the November 22 Learning Sessions has a minimal registration fee of P500.  To enjoy the benefits of the Express Lane during the events, we encourage you to pay ahead of time by depositing your payment to: CODE-NGO, C.A. No. 3081-0753-43, BPI Katipunan Branch, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Kindly e-mail your deposit slip to congress@code-ngo.org or fax to +632 4356616 local 101, so we can issue your Official Receipt on the day of the event.

Deadline for online registration is on October 24, 2012.

For queries, contact Sheena or Dimple of the CODE-NGO Secretariat at congress@code-ngo.org or telephone numbers +632 920-2595 and 926-8131.

See you there!

Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO)

Visit: http://publiccodengo5thnationalcongress-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=2

SMARTDevNet presents: HTML5 DevDay Bacolod – October 24, 2012

SMARTDevNet presents: HTML5 DevDay Bacolod

Smart DevNet

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 8:15 PM (SGT)

Bacolod City, Philippines

SMARTDevNet presents: HTML5 DevDay Bacolod

HTML5 DevDay Bacolod is a one-day developer event and hackathon hosted by the SMART Developer Network (SMART DevNet) , the developer community for Smart Communications, Inc.’s technology platform and The University of Saint La Salle (USLS). We’re inviting the existing and aspiring HTML5 enthusiasts to create an HTML5 web or mobile app in the afternoon after a morning of HTML5 talks from HTML5 practitioners.

HTML5DevDay Bacolod is open to all student developers based in Bacolod City. This is a FREE event, no charge for admission, but registration is required.

1. Register via the Eventbrite page. http://html5devdaybacolod.evenbrite.com

2. Join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/smartdevnet to get more info about the event as these are announced.


1. Form a team of 2-4 members in advance. If you don’t have a team going to the hackathon, you are encouraged to find other hackathoners who don’t have any teams yet. If you still don’t have a team just before the hackathon begins, the organizers wil try to find you a team. A team must have a minimum of two members.

2. Join our Facebook Group at https://facebook.com/groups/smartdevnet/ – we will be announcing a Hackathon Signup page here where you will need to provide details of a) your app name and description, b) the team name, and c) your team members.

3. Get ready with your ideas for an HTML5 app. Teams are allowed to have pre-work. You can also start working on your HTML5 app on the day of the hackathon itself.

4. At the end of the hackathon, all the groups registered for the hackathon will need to present their app via a live demo. The order of the presentations will be drawn by lots. Teams who are not registered cannot do a live demo and will not be eligible for any of the prizes.

5. We encourage everyone to join a team – even if you registered just to observe, you are strongly encouraged to be a participant-observer.


0830-0930am  Registration
0930-0940am  Opening Remarks
0940-0945am  Welcome, Let’s Get Started by Paul Pajo, SMARTDevNet
0945-1015am  HTML5 Basics Part 1 by Ronald Ramos, SMART
1015-1045am  SMART API Demo by Bobby Rebultan
1045-1100am  Announcements
1100-1130am  HTML5 Basics Part 2 by Ronald Ramos
1130-1200pm  HTML5 apps-to-startups by Earl Valencia
1200-0130pm  LUNCH
0130-0145pm  Hackathon Rules by Paul Pajo, SMARTDevNet
0445-0515pm  Break
0515-0645pm  Presentations
0645-0745pm  Judging
0745-0815pm  Awards


HTML5DevDay Bacolod is open to all developers of all ages.



• At the end of the hackathon proper, teams will do a live demo of their HTML5 apps.

• The app must use HTML5 and optionally the SMART APIs either as concept and/or prototype

• Teams will undergo final judging by presenting their project to a panel of judges who will identify the winners.

• All decisions of judges are final. Scores will not be made public.


• Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams for the best use of HTML5 and the SMART APIs along with the SMART Prepaid’s theme: We have awesome phones + other awesome stuff for the winners!


• Teams are expected to bring their own laptops. Internet access will be provided at the venue.

• The order of presentation will be determined by drawing lots.

• Each presenter is given three (3) minutes to explain the entry and two (2) minutes to answer questions during the Q&A.



•The app must be in HTML5 & functionality is preferred

•An App that people want – 25% (convince us market NEED for your app)

•An App whose time has come – 25% (convince us of the app’s TIMING)

•An App that’s clever (really!) – 25% (convince us of the app’s INGENUITY)

•An App that’s properly mashed-up – 25% (convince us of the app’s INTEGRATION)

•Did we tell you we have a prize for apps that connect to SMART APIs?


The team warrants that the entry is their original idea and does not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party. Participants are responsible for securing appropriate protection for any Intellectual Property (IP) contributed by the team members or their parent institutions. In the absence of such protection, participants should restrict themselves to non-enabling disclosures of their IP. Entries that have won major awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd) in any international, national or school competitions cannot be entered. Wireless service applications that are already in commercial production may not be entered. Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) & The University of Saint La Salle (USLS) shall not be liable to any participant for commercializing ideas that have been independently developed but are similar in concept to submitted entries.


Participants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Mechanics and by the decisions of the organizers and/or the judges, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this contest. By joining the contest, the participants agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity or error in these Official Mechanics. Except where prohibited by law, the winners consent to the use of their name and/or likeness by SMART and the USLS for advertising and publicity purposes without compensation.

Each participant agrees that SMART and The USLS and its parent companies, agents, representatives, affiliates, and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from his participation in the contest, or resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of these prizes, nor in any way are responsible for any warranty, representation, or guaranty, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to the quality, condition, or fitness.

Each participant agrees that SMART and The USLS and its parent company, agents, representatives, subsidiaries, affiliates, and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injury, loss, or damages of any kind resulting from the use of the entry, unless such entry has been formally offered by SMART and the USLS to the public as a service or a product. Each participant warrants that it holds the necessary intellectual property right(s) over the entry, undertakes sole responsibility for any adverse or infringement claim(s) thereon, and further holds Smart and The USLS, its directors, officers, employees, agents, parent company subsidiaries and affiliates free from any liability arising out of such adverse or infringement claim(s) including claim(s) for damages.

Geek Girl Meetup in Manila – October 16, 2012

Time to strut those heels, girls! GDG Philippines is happy to announce its first ever Geek Girl Meetup!

The event will be a great venue to bring together women who are passionate about technology in a traditionally male-dominated field. This is also a part of Google and the Google Developer Group’s commitment to promote diversity and encourage women to excel in technology.

We will be joined by strong women in tech, including lady Googlers Merci Niebres, Janet Yoon, and Aileen Apolo, as well as Minette Navarette, President of Kickstart Ventures.

Please join us on Tea Party Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the Globe Telecom Showroom, Valero Telepark, Valero Street, Salcedo Village in Makati City. The event starts at 6:00 pm.  To register, please fill out the form at http://goo.gl/xSZmF.

Big hugs go out to GlobeLabs, Kickstart, and QSR for making this event possible!

Pinay geek girls rock! See you at the meetup!

Make more money online – November 18, 2012

Webcamp 2012

Webcamp 2012

Make more money online!

Learn to start or grow your online business at webcamp, the Internet business super conference happening on November 28, 2012,8:30am-5:30pm, at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.

Price : P995 only!

Do you want to start or grow your online business?

You already know people can make a lot of money on the Internet. You’ve read about eBay or Multiply sellers making good money selling toys or clothes, bloggers who quit their jobs after they started earning more online, and virtual assistants and graphic designers who work from home while doing outsourced work.

Having an online business allows you to…

  • earn more than what you’re currently making from your job or business
  • make money pursuing your passion, hobby, and interest
  • work from home or from anywhere you want
  • be flexible with your hours and spend more time with your family
  • reach a global market and earn dollars without leaving the country
  • start a business that doesn’t require a lot of capital
  • have the choice of working on your own, with contractors, or full-time employees
  • have a business with multiple streams of income
  • earn money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even while you sleep
  • make a good living or build your own mini empire

If you want to be successful Internet entrepreneur, you have to learn from the best!

webcamp is the Internet business super conference featuring the…

  • #1 expert on membership sites who earned six figures (in US dollars!) on his executive book summary service and sold it to one of the biggest content publishers in the world.
  • #1 Internet marketer in the Philippines who made a lot of money selling e-books and other digital products and now runs an Internet marketing empire catering to over 70,000 clients worldwide.
  • #1 e-commerce specialist in the country who is an eBay Power Seller endorsed by eBay, PayPal, and UnionBank and who has trained thousands of budding online entrepreneurs.
  • #1 virtual outsourcing service provider in the Philippines offering virtual assistance and call center services to the world and a fast rising blogger in the international scene.

This super conference is on November 28, 2012,8:30am-5:30pm, at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.

At webcamp you will learn about the four ways to make money online:

  1. SELL physical goods
  2. CREATE digital products
  3. SHARE information
  4. WORK on outsourced services

Physical goods include clothes, food, books, toys, and electronics, which you sell on e-commerce platforms like eBay, Multiply, and Etsy or your own e-commerce website.

Digital products are software, apps, photos, music, games, and templates, which you sell directly or on online marketplaces like Amazon, Apple App Store, iStockPhoto, Envato, etc.

Information include e-books, membership sites, and webinars, which you sell for a one-time fee or a monthly subscription, as well as blogs, podcasts, and videos, which you earn from through advertising.

Outsourced services include writing, programming, design, administration, marketing, and accounting, which you offer through freelance marketplaces like oDesk, eLance, and Freelancer.

So if you’re interested in making money online through these means, then webcamp is for you.

How You Will Benefit

  • Benefit #1: You will get so inspired from the success stories that you will be super motivated to start or grow your online business.
  • Benefit #2: You will discover various online business opportunities or new income streams you have not considered before.
  • Benefit #3: You will learn from successful Internet entrepreneurs who will share their secret strategies that can work for you and mistakes they made that you should avoid.
  • Benefit #4: You can network with like-minded Internet entrepreneurs and service providers you can possibly partner or collaborate with.
  • Benefit #5: You will learn how to monetize your passions and expertise to earn the income you want and achieve the lifestyle you dream of.

Who Should Attend

1. Creatives

  • Fashion Designers
  • Graphic Artists
  • Web Designers
  • Photographers/
  • Videographers
  • Writers/Editors
  • Bloggers
  • Artists/Musicians

2. Entrepreneurs

  • Retailers
  • Exporters
  • Online Sellers
  • Distributors
  • Manufacturers

3. Techies

  • Programmers
  • Software Developers
  • Game Developers
  • Web Developers
  • Software Integrators

4. Service Providers

  • Consultants
  • Accountants
  • Lawyers
  • Teachers
  • Telemarketers
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Admin Assistants
  • Secretaries
  • Data Encoders
  • Virtual Assistants

Jorge “Jojy” Azurin

  • Before he struck it rich on the Internet, Jojy was already a successful entrepreneur, having co-founded and managed several companies, including Regatta Information Systems, Open Systems Corporation, Nexstage, Infinit-E, American Data Exchange Corporation, and Data Matrix, Inc.
  • In 2001, he made his first serious online effort in starting BusinessSummaries.com, an online executive book summary service as a side business and just hired two people to run it.
  • After seeing it grow by leaps and bounds, he closed all his other bricks and mortar businesses and just focused on building BusinessSummaries.com and expanding to two other related sites called ContentSummaries.com and BestSummaries.com.
  • Jojy started earning six-dollar figures a year using only nine full-time contractors and zero employees. He worked anywhere he liked – at home, office or while on vacation. He only spent one hour a day on this business. The rest of the day was spent building new businesses or multiple streams of income.
  • Recently, Jojy sold BusinessSummaries.com to EBSCO Publishing, one of the world’s largest online content providers for a pretty good amount of money, enough for him to spend the rest of his life teaching and helping Filipinos set up online businesses.
  • Of course, as a serial entrepreneur, Jojy just can’t stop setting up new businesses. He currently owns several businesses like Exams.ph, Knowledgized, Telems Corporation, Orient Sea Trading, and Knowledge Leaf Publishing.
  • He is hired as a consultant to increase online sales. And he teaches people how to create profitable online membership sites through his MembershipSiteLive Seminar.

His talk is called “How to Create Your Lean, Mean, Money-Making Online Machine” where he will share how you can develop a lucrative membership site that generates automatic passive income for life.

Do you want to make a lot of money online and spend the rest of your life helping people like Jojy?

Ian del Carmen

  • After dropping out of college, Ian became a TV scriptwriter for ABS-CBN, where he later wrote and produced shows like “Pinoy Big Brother.”
  • Ian started his foray into Internet marketing back in 2006 (working from an Internet cafe) with the private label business, buying generic products and relabeling and reselling them as his own products.
  • After an early mistake, he decided to sell e-books online to the overseas market. After less than a year, Ian was already able to establish a name for himself in the Internet marketing industry.
  • Ian quit his TV writing job to go full-time into Internet marketing, working out of his bedroom. Ian then expanded his product range to other digital downloads, such as software, online marketing tutorials, video and MP3 downloads, etc.
  • After a few months, he was earning around US$1,000-US$2,000 a month. Not bad, considering he had very little capital outlay.
  • By the time he turned 28, he was already a millionaire and earned the equivalent of one million pesos in just a week’s time after selling what is known as “membership wholesaler sites.”
  • His Internet empire has grown so big he launched his own company called Fireball Group of Companies, where his team creates and sells books, software, MP3s, videos, mobile content and applications, and Facebook apps.
  • He sells to a regular client base of 70,000+ businesses worldwide from Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Ian has also authored books and ebooks  including “Rags To Dot Com Riches”, “Self-Made Internet Millionaire”, “Crack the Secret Code Series”, and the “Fireball Internet Marketing Series.”
  • Ian is the only Filipino Internet marketing superstar recognized by Internet marketers all over the world.
  • He won “The Biggest Internet Marketing Challenge” in 2008, beating Internet gurus like Simon Hodgkinson, George Pluss, Dave Guindon, Edmund Loh, Jeremy Gislason and Joel Comm.
  • He is a Certified eMarketing Consultant (CeMC) awarded by the Internet Marketing Standards Board.
  • He is currently serving as an Internet marketing consultant to many companies here in the Philippines and abroad while running his own businesses from the comfort of his home (which, by the way, he paid for with cash!).
  • Now, he’s back doing another passion of his — filmmaking, currently finishing his indie movie which he produced and directed called “Bad Romance.”

Really, no one knows digital products better than Ian. So he will teach you “How to Build Your Own Internet Marketing Empire” making money online through affiliate marketing and selling your own digital products.

If Ian, a former bum and a college dropout, built a global Internet marketing empire working from an Internet cafe, can you still think of an excuse not to start and grow your own online business?

Eireen Diokno-Bernardo

  • Eireen’s husband used up his retirement pay buying a truckload of old soda bottles to Eireen’s shock, until he sold them on eBay for a huge profit. She joined him and they made a killing on eBay selling historical memorabilia and vintage Filipiniana products all over the world.
  • She has trained close to 2,000 online merchants over the past six years, not just in the Philippines but even OFWs in Dubai, Kuwait. Singapore, Malaysia, Australia,  Canada and USA.
  • Unlike other e-commerce experts who are experts because they do research and consulting on e-commerce, Eireen is a true e-commerce expert because she has been running several online stores for the past 12 years, with close to 4,000 items for sale online to a worldwide market. Her sales hit six figures a month!
  • A consistent eBay Top Rated Power Seller, Eireen is recognized and accredited by top international e-commerce platforms like eBay.com and PayPal as an education e-commerce specialist. She is also a business consultant of PayPal for the Philippines and is PayPal’s official training partner for Southeast Asia.
  • Eireen is also a Product Evangelist for Eon, the Internet debit card brand of UnionBank for the last three years, a logistics business development and US warehousing specialist for SendMailLogistic.com, a logistics partner of Xend Express, and Mozcom’s strategic partner for SME e-commerce business development. All these while working from home, and enjoying her children as they’re growing up.

Eireen will teach you how to “Run Your Own Global E-Commerce Business” using e-commerce platforms to crack the international market.

If you would rather make a living working from home and enjoy the privilege of being with your kids practically the whole day, wouldn’t you want to know how Eireen did it?

Chris Ducker

  • Chris owns three businesses under the Live2Sell Group, which includes Virtual Staff Finder, the #1 provider of experienced offshore virtual assistants, and Live2Care, an inbound customer service outsourcing firm.
  • Chris is also a fast rising celebrity blogger, making a name for himself and getting featured on ReadWriteWeb, Incomediary, and The Rise to the Top as one of the top “20 Unconventional Entrepreneurs Who Will Inspire You.”
  • He was also a featured speaker on BlogWorld in Los Angeles.
  • And he rubs elbows with or has been interviewed by famous bloggers like Darren Rowse, Pay Flynn, David Risely, Brian Moran, Michael Dunlop, and Corbett Barr.
  • Born and raised in London, Chris has been living in the Philippines for the past 11 years.
  • He started his business in 2004 with 7 employees, and is now employing almost 300 people. But at the end of 2009, Chris had it with working 14-hour days, six days a week.
  • The following year, he made a goal to become a full-time virtual CEO by the end of 2010, completely removing himself from day-to-day operations. He achieved this goal by year end.
  • He now works no more than 7-8 hours a day, and (here’s the clincher) just four days a week (Friday is now part of his 3-day weekends) and he spends only around 6 hours a week in the office. Most of the time Chris works from his home office, in cafes, or while traveling.
  • Now, Chris is a proponent of the Virtual Business Lifestyle.
  • His new business, Virtual Staff Finder, is the #1 provider of dedicated, experienced, offshore virtual assistants (VAs).

He has hired, trained, and and worked with Filipino VAs and call center agents. So if you want to start your own virtual outsourcing business, the authority in this field is none other than Chris Drucker.

Chris will share with you how to “Be Your Own Virtual CEO” by running a global virtual outsourcing business and living your dream lifestyle.

If you’re tired of overworking and not spending enough time with your family, don’t you want to start enjoying a virtual business lifestyle like Chris?

Conference Fee

  • Rock bottom rate (until  Sept. 30): P995 (+ 12% VAT)
  • Super saver rate (Oct. 1-15): P1,495 (+VAT)
  • Early bird rate (Oct. 16-31): P1,995 (+VAT)
  • Pre-registered rate (Nov. 1-15): P2,495 (+VAT)
  • Regular rate (Nov. 16-24): P2,995 (+VAT)

PWDO Form Function Class Web Design Conference – November 10 – 11, 2012

Saturday Workshops

Morning Tracks

Concurrent (you can only pick 1 from AM and from PM); 3 hours each

  • Responsive Web Design

    Jesus Santos Jr., Wunderman

  • Application Interfaces

    (to be announced)

  • Mobile Interfaces

    Camille Zapata, Save22

Afternoon Tracks

Sunday Conference


  • Web Typography

    (to be announced)

  • HTML5 & CSS3

    John Imbong, Web Design Monster

  • Build with JS Libraries

    (to be announced)

  • Cross-Browser Debugging

    Drei Alquiros, Wunderman

  • Persuasive Design

    Ely Apao, US Auto Parts

  • Fight for Your Ideas

    JP De Guzman, Rain Creative Lab

  • Designing for Interaction

    Noel Perlas, LOWE/Ateneo

For Registration visit: http://www.pwdo.org/ffc-2012/index